|Saturn Atmospheric Entry Probe Mission Concept Study - Dr. Reta Beebe|
The science objectives of the Saturn Atmospheric Probe Mission Study are divided into two groups:"Tier 1," the science floor objectives that would need to be addressed to make the mission worthwhile, and "Tier 2," the next highest priority level, with objectives that prospective Principal Investigators could reasonably add, given sufficient resources. By request from the science team, this study addressed only the Tier 1 objectives: -Determine the noble gas abundances and isotopic ratios of hydr...
Keywords: Saturn; NASA; Entry Probe; Atmosphere; Mission Concept Study; Decadal
|Titan Lake Probe Concept Study - J. Hunter Waite|
This study focused on an in-situ examination of a hydrocarbon lake on the Saturnian moon Titan -- a target that presents unique scientific opportunities as well as several unique engineering challenges (e.g., submersion systems and cryogenic sampling) to enable those measurements. Per direction from the National Research Council (NRC) 2012SS Planetary Decadal Survey Satellites Panel, and after an initial trade-space examination, study architectures focused on three possible New Frontiers' class ...
Keywords: Titan; Lake; Probe; NASA; Mission Concept Study; Decadal